1. I had no idea that today was a holiday in the US. I didn’t realize this until my Facebook friends mentioned it. Thanks, Facebook friends, for keeping me semi-current. Times and dates easily become irrelevant when you work for yourself at home, mostly in your pajamas.
Dustin didn’t know it was a holiday either, so while we were brainstorming to figure out which one it is, he suggested that maybe Americans now celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving, eh! haha
Apparently it’s Columbus Day.
Oooh, that’s soooo controversial.
2. Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends!
3. I met with my new doctor last Friday. She will now be referred to as Healing Doctor. We went over my blood work results, which weren’t good. My thyroid numbers are normal, and my fasting glucose is in the normal range (86), and she said I’m not diabetic, but my triglycerides are high: 169, and of course my ongoing anemia; my vitamin D level is practically nonexistent coming in at a whopping 13 and several other abnormalities. Fun.
So the new hierarchy of my issues to correct has changed to: trigs and insulin-resistance metabolism –> anemia –> hormonal imbalances –> digestive problems. She suggested I start with a low-carb (!!) Paleo-ish diet for the next month to begin reversing my sugar-burning metabolism so that my hormonal imbalances can then be corrected. And by low-carb she suggests 50-70g/day and up to 100g if I am earning them with exercise and such. All of the overlapping symptoms I have are connected, so it’s important to correct things in the order of importance. I’ll elaborate more in my next post.
This was my breakfast today:
Roasted turkey romaine lettuce wraps with mustard
Oh, and she wants me to eat 8-12 Tablespoons of coconut oil every day. Yes, TABLEspoons. I confirmed it to be sure that’s what she meant.
And will they play in it? Nope. Won’t even stick their head in it. As if it’s a black hole or something!
5. This is my current all-star supplement team:
- Vitamin D3
- VSL3 probiotics
- NOW Super Enzymes (digestive enzymes)
- Not pictured: RX potassium and RX iron
South of France Sweet Almond – it smells like marzipan or amaretto liquor! I want to eat it it smells so delicious!
I ran out and the store I was shopping at had every scent except for sweet almond, so I tried Dr. Bronner’s almond pure-castle soap which has a similar scent, but I think the South of France one is much more pronounced. And I love it. Maybe a bit more than anyone should love a soap.
7. Being I’m low-carbing it, you know I gotz to have muh bread anyway, so I’m trying to decide which low-carb bread I want to make first and I can’t decide.
I’m going to make all of them eventually, just can’t decide which one to try first! They all look AMAZING, whether you’re low-carbing it or not. Decisions, decisions…
8. We bought these Halloween pencils at BJ’s to give out to trick-or-treaters this year:
I thought one of these and one piece of candy is a really awesome treat, right? I would have LOVED to get something like this when I was a kid. I was (and still am!) a novelty pencil/pen fanatic. In fact, I hope we only get 29 trick-or-treaters so I can have at least one of them for myself.
How cute are they!
9. My first ever cast iron skillet was delivered today!
I think every kitchen should have one, so I finally purchased one when I found that Amazon had this 12” Lodge Logic one of sale for only $18.97. What a bargain!
10. It’s so cold out. When did I become so cold-intolerant?! I put on an extra shirt today AND put the heat on for the first time this season. Am I crazy? Hmm… with my low Vitamin D levels, perhaps a trip to Florida or some place much warmer and sunnier is in order, right?
11. Because I like odd numbers.